Critic Consensus: Rescue Me emerges from the station as a searing and powerful series, melding the pathos of national tragedy to a scaldingly funny interplay between its blue collar ensemble.
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as Tommy Gavin
as Jimmy Keefe
as Franco Rivera
as Lt. Kenny `Lou' Shea
as Sean Garrity
as Janet Gavin
as Mike Siletti
as Chief Jerry Reilly
as Laura Miles
as Tommy's father
Thanks largely to the presence of blowhard-par-excellence Denis Leary, who could be neither self-pitying nor unambiguously heroic if his life or his pack of cigarettes depended on it, it's one of the best series of the year.
It's as funny in some places as it is raw and touching in others.
In marrying fictional drama with a real tragedy, the series about New York City firefighters challenges the audience as no new series will do this fall. Viewers willing to go along for the ride will find a pertinent, adult story that shuns cliches.
Rescue Me redeems itself with rough firehouse humor and a realistic depiction of the emergencies faced by the crew.
The weekly scripts incorporate a perfect mix of human emotion and frat house comedy, and Leary does a stand-out job on both sides of the acting spectrum.
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